By Sonja J. Keith
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas office in Downtown Conway has a bright, new look. As part of a class taught by instructor Jennifer Whitehead, interior design students at the University of Central Arkansas worked with the BBBS staff to create a fun and functional space.
Students assigned to the main area and adjacent restroom were Ashton Verble, Amy Baker and Sarah Smith. Other students in the class, assigned to specific employee offices, were Kelli Bailey and Libby Pickney; Vandell Claybrooks and Larry Bean; Laura Hicky and Olivia Lin; and Joanna Hagan and Winter Gregory.
“We thought it was wonderful,” said Amy Baker of the project. “It was fun to have a hands-on experience working with clients.”
The design included a bright yet warm color palette for the main area, with a large BBBS logo painted on one wall.
The agency received several donations of materials for the project. Granite for the restroom was donated by Spa City Granite in Hot Springs, and the faucet by Rich Sales and Service in Little Rock. Sherwin-Williams of Conway donated the paint, and Regions Bank in Little Rock donated furniture.
The staff is pleased with the new look of the office space, according to Amy Stockton, BBBS program director. “We especially love the logo because it is our brand.”